House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Casa Sapoti is set in a quiet and very safe condominium very close to the sea and village. From here you can enjoy a day at the beach, swimming in the beautiful sea or at low tide explore the rock pools for interesting sea life, or just watch Brazilian beach life in one of the barracas (beach bars), sampling local cocktails or ice cold beers. Praia do Forte is home to a turtle conservation project open to visitors where you can see turtles of all types and ages and at certain times of year you can watch as the newly hatched baby turtles are released into the sea. A short walk will take you into the village itself with its many excellent restaurants, great shops and bookable activities such as horse riding, quad biking, sea fishing, snorkelling, diving, canoeing, trekking and cycling. Between August and October you can also whale watch - sometimes from the beach!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 minute walk|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salvador 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Three bedrooms have airconditioning and a ceiling fan and one double has just a ceiling fan. The ground floor double bedroom may provide easy access for those with limited mobility.
There is also a small maids bedroom and en suite on the ground floor, which is not really suitable to use as a bedroom but provides extra bathroom facilities.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer and the utility area has a washing machine and space to dry clothes
|Further details outdoors|
The private garden, which has an 8 metre L shaped swimming pool (part deep and part shallow), opens out on to a grassy walkway, which is safe for children to play on. There is a garden table with six chairs (additional stools can be brought from the kitchen) and 4 very important hammocks to relax in. There is also a large Brazilian style barbecue for you to enjoy.
Bed and Breakfast rates per night: 6 people = £155; 8 people = £190; 10 people = £225. The housekeeper will prepare breakfast and tidy the house until 12:00.
Rates include all linens and towels.
Rates also include water, electricity and gas supply to the house.
The North East Brazil region
Bahia is in the tropical north east of Brazil and brings a mixture of stunning coastline, a rich culture and some of Brazil's most important historical monuments. The capital, Salvador, is one of Brazil's oldest cities and as the colonial capital for many years, it has impressive old historical quarters, including the 'Pelourinho' with its colonial townhouses (now housing excellent shops and restaurants) and impressive Baroque churches.
Salvador is also home to a vibrant music scene and hosts one of Brazil's best Carnivals - still retaining a truly street party atmosphere which attracts people from all over the world. There are regular and inexpensive coach services between Praia do Forte and Salvador or tours/taxis can also be arranged locally. From Salvador, there are also boat trips to nearby islands and other attractions.
Bahia is also home of some major national parks - about 400km south of Salvador (by car or flights to Porto Seguro) is the site where the Portuguese first landed with some of the original rainforest still in place. Further south, you can reach the town of Caravelas from where you can take a boat trip to the marine national park of Abrolhos - a set of islands and reefs full of marine life to be observed. For the even more adventurous, about 300 km west of Salvador is the Chapada Diamantina park, an impressive complex of canyons, caves, waterfalls and underground lakes.
If the idea is to use Praia do Forte to visit other major Brazilian tourist destinations, Salvador airport is a connecting hub for all major domestic airlines linking the North of the country (the Amazon, other coastal states) with the South (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Iguazu Falls, Brasilia, etc.).
Weather in Bahia is usually warm throughout the year, usually around 25-30C/75-80F
Praia do Forte
If what you want from a holiday is to feel totally relaxed and chilled out, with the option to experience a whole range of activities Praia do Forte is for you.
Praia do Forte is consistently ranked as one of the top places in Brazil, it was originally a small fishing village which has been turned into a safe, attractive upmarket resort while still maintaining its local charm. The surrounding 12 km of clean beaches, peppered with coconut trees, are sparcely populated and very safe. There are lots of excellent restaurants, bars, boutiques and stores and the best bit is that because of the exchange rate it is really cheap to eat finest steaks and drink cocktails at all the best restaurants.
From Praia do Forte you can horse ride, sea fish, surf, scuba dive, snorkel in the natural low tide 'swimming pools', quad bike, canoe, visit the turtle reserve, watch whales from August to October. The area also has a nature reserve set around the ruins of the Garcia D'Avila castle.
There is a small village nearby called Imbassai (R$30 - approx £7.50 return taxi), which has a large, virtually deserted beach with a few beach huts and behind the beach is a river, which eventually turns round to meet the sea. The town itself is undeveloped and has a few restaurants and b&b's.
For more information about Praia do Forte and beautiful photographs we recommend you visit the tourist information site at www.praiadoforte.org.br
Praia do Forte is approx 50km from Salvador, home to some of the matches in the World Cup 2014 the house provides guest accomodation for up to 10 people and transfers can be arranged to the city for the games.
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20 Jan 2014
Bem localizada, com acomodações confortáveis e espaçosas, piscina excelente, mas os equipamentos e eletrodomésticos necessitam de manutenção, pois muitos não estavam funcionando direito (as t… More
12 Sep 2013
"The Best place to stay if you visit Praia Do Forte"
I have rented this villa four times before, and have never had a disappointment .The house itself was always clean, and with a sparkling clear pool on arrival.The pool man comes daily in the mornings… More
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